Three weeks after his collaboration with Justin Moore, Riley Green is back with two brand new songs, Raised Up Right and God Made A Good Ol’ Boy.
Just days after an official announcement of the two brand new tracks, Green took to social media and posted snippets of both songs with the simple caption, “Two new songs out Friday.”
The announcement came just before Green went viral on social media due to him changing the lyrics of his 2019 hit, I Wish Grandpas Never Died. In his performance in Nashville, Green changed the lyrics of “I wish coolers never run out of cold Bud Light.” to “I wish coolers never run out of cold Coors Light.” This comes just weeks after Bud Light’s ad campaign featuring transgender activist, Dylan Mulvaney, sparked major controversy across the country.
An acoustic version of Raised Up Right was teased by Green earlier last week, racking up over 500K views on Instagram. God Made A Good Ol’ Boy, however, had no prior announcement.
Raised Up Right is an absolute nostalgia trip, touching on many common parts of growing up. Green recalls getting soap in his mouth, the fear of getting called by his full name by his mother, and the “difference between 12:03 and 12:00.” He reflects positively on his upbringing throughout the track.
Raised up right like my momma’s hands in Sunday mornin’ church
Raised up right like my daddy’s can of beer right after work
Like thе flag over the Courthouse every morning at sunrise,
I was raised up right
God Made A Good Ol’ Boy touches on many classic country tropes such as Hank Williams, Zebco 33s, Chevy pickups, and Wrangler jeans.
Listen to both songs here: